Jul 04 2017 Posted: 16:21 IST

Discovery Across Boundaries, a collaborative event bringing together some of NUI, Galway’s top researchers, took place in the IT building on Tuesday, June 6th as part of the Atlantec Festival 2017.

Speakers from across the University presented short talks on their latest discoveries - from suicide prevention to sustainable cities, smart meters to stress responses in cancer cells.

The series of four minute ‘lightening talks’ looked at the overall theme of new approaches to tomorrow’s challenges.

This in-house event was organised by Dr Jim Duggan, Vice-Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at the College of Engineering and Informatics.

As he explains: “Through its research institutes and schools, NUI Galway places great value on interdisciplinary research, and on the importance of creating collaborative opportunities for staff to work together on major societal challenges.

“This event presented nine short talks highlighting how our researchers address 21st century challenges - by bringing together diverse areas such as Computer Science, Structural Engineering, Social Marketing, Psychology, Marine Science, Biochemistry and Literature.”

Speakers included Dr. Jane Walsh, Psychology, on the topic of an mHealth Intervention to Increase Walking Behavior in Young Adults; Dr. Barry Hayes, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, on the topic of Smart Meters and Home Energy Data Analytics; Dr. Patricia McHugh, Marketing & Ryan Institute, on the topic of Seas of Change: Adding up and Interacting Out; Dr. Ruth Melia, HSE, on mHealth and Suicide Prevention: an interdisciplinary approach; Dr. Susan Logue, Biochemistry, on Mapping Stress Responses in Cancer Cells; Dr. John McCrae, Insight, who looked at Connecting Data for Natural Language Processing and Linguistics; Dr. Annette Harte, Civil Engineering, on the topic of Building Modern Sustainable Cities with Wood and Dr. Justin Tonra, English & Moore Institute, on the topic of Digital Humanities and Literature.

College of Engineering and Informatics

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